The Bombers are excited to welcome Brooke Sheridan to the NEC Hangar, with the 19-year-old signing with the club’s AFLW team. 

Sheridan joins the red and black as a replacement player, following Cat Phillip’s retirement. 

A product of the Brisbane Lions Academy, Sheridan predominantly plays forward and is known for her elite kicking and ability to compete aerially. 

 After a setback with an ACL injury in her draft year, she was signed by the Brisbane Lions as a replacement player. This year, she made the move to Victoria, playing for North Melbourne in the VFLW competition, before finding her new home with the Bombers. 

AFLW List and Recruiting Manager Georgia Harvey welcomed Sheridan to the Bombers. 

“We are really pleased to be able to welcome Brooke to our AFLW program. She is a player we have been tracking closely for a number of years, with her skill fundamentals and football IQ being a key strength of hers,” Harvey said.

“She is a natural forward but has also shown her versatility in playing down back throughout the VFLW season. Her ability to hit her teammates by foot, alongside her clean hands, overhead marking and ability to compete aerially has stood out and we’re excited to see what she can achieve here at Essendon.

“We are continuing to build in our AFLW program and are thrilled to have acquired Brooke in this off-season period, as we look forward to kicking off pre-season next month.”